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Adverse Outcome Pathways holding the key to regulatory hurdles?

16-Apr-2014 - Following a successful in-cosmetics workshop on the regulatory issues facing the industry, Annelie Struessman of CONUSBAT, chair of the workshop, stopped off to give the Cosmetics Design team the low-down...

Cosmetics company gets rapped for trading under BBC name

03-Apr-2014 - A company retailing products in Russia has been called out for ‘misleading’ consumers by trading under the BBC name, and has had its trademark invalidated.

EC finally agrees to hold meeting to reveal nano options

02-Apr-2014 - The European Commission has finally agreed to hold a meeting that will allow member states and other interested parties to see and discuss options for regulating nanomaterials.

*Cosmetics Vision Special*

Bertil Heerink shares his vision of a more harmonized cosmetics industry

26-Mar-2014 - At the recent Cosmetics Vision event, we caught up with Bertil Heerink, director general of Cosmetics Europe, who spoke to us about his vision of a more harmonized global industry.

Finally! FDA holds public review on OTC plan

25-Mar-2014 - The Food and Drug Administration will hold a public hearing over the next two days to gather input on its' current process for reviewing over-the-counter (OTC) drugs.

Bruker unveils simple method to detect cosmetic traces in clean water

19-Mar-2014 - Tapping in to the increasing need to ensure that cosmetic products are environmentally sound, analysis technology provider Bruker has created a simple method for testing traces of cosmetics formulations in...

Natrue extends its certification reach to Balkan countries

19-Mar-2014 - Certification body Natrue has extended its reach to the Balkan countries having made Croatian Certification Body Biotechnicon an Approved Certifier.

PCPC ‘extremely disappointed’ in FDA’s cosmetics legislation decision

18-Mar-2014 - The Personal Care Products Council’s president and CEO has expressed her disappointment on negotiations with the U.S. food & drug administration regarding cosmetics legislation coming to a halt.

Belgian skin whiteners found to contain illegal ingredients

18-Mar-2014 - A recent study carried out by the national Institute of Public Health (ISP) and the Free University of Brussels (VUB) found up to 60% of skin whiteners on the Belgian...

EU committee approves preservatives restrictions

11-Mar-2014 - At its' most recent meeting, the European Commission's Standing Committee on Cosmetics adopted draft regulations restricting the use of several substances under the cosmetics Regulation.

BfR calls for aluminium limits in deodorants

04-Mar-2014 - The German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) has requested that limits be introduced on the use of aluminium in antiperspirant deodorants and other cosmetics.

EC recommendation published for skin sensitivity test

27-Feb-2014 - The European Commission has published its recommendation of Givaudan’s assay for skin sensitivity testing which will, in turn, facilitate scientific discussions at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)...

Safer science on the way as SEURAT-1 continues development

25-Feb-2014 - Having passed the halfway stage of its duration, the SEURAT-1 initiative is on course to develop safer science for the research, development, and assessment of ingredients in the European cosmetics...

Beauty consequence not cancer risk motivates sunscreen use best in teens

20-Feb-2014 - Scientists have found that youngsters are more likely to address sun protection behaviour if skin appearance and beauty effects are highlighted as opposed to messages displaying a skin cancer risk.

Industry still coming to terms with how to achieve compliance, says expert

19-Feb-2014 - The cosmetics Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009, which came into force on the 11th July 2013, has had a big impact on the industry, and toxicologist Ashley McMahon believes cosmetic companies are still...

EC launches consultation on fragrance allergens

18-Feb-2014 - The European Commission has opened up a consultation on fragrance allergens as it says there is ‘a need for a regular review of those lists.'

SCCS calls for nano silica safety information

14-Feb-2014 - The European Commission has called on the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) for a full risk assessment on the safe use of the nano form of silica in cosmetic...

Self-tanning products offer safer bronzing option than beds

11-Feb-2014 - More should be done to promote self-tanning products and influence people not to turn to sunbeds in order to get the bronze look they crave, at the risk of UV-induced...

News in brief

Symrise moves towards sustainability with vanilla partnership

04-Feb-2014 - In a move which confirms its intent to improve sustainability, Unilever’s supplier Symrise has announced a partnership which aims to improve the livelihoods of its vanilla producers with German development...

REACH to make changes to its nano annex

04-Feb-2014 - The European Commission is finalising its impact assessment of six options for amending the annexes of REACH to better account for nanomaterials.

Germany BfR publishes risk assessment of cosmetics

31-Jan-2014 - The German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) has dedicated a Q&A section on the risk assessment of hazardous substances in cosmetics.

IDEA Project’s 1st annual review sees improvement in fragrance ingredient risk assessment

22-Jan-2014 - The first ever Annual Review of the IDEA Project (International Dialogue for the Evaluation of Allergens) endorsed by the EU Health Commissioner, has found that it is improving the risk...

Marine scientists claim chemical in cosmetics threatens coral reef

16-Jan-2014 - A team of marine scientists from Israel and the US reckon a common UV absorber found in over 380 different product lines of soaps, cosmetics, and body fragrances is toxic to...

EU cosmetic claim substantiation could be a time-bomb – expert. Part II

10-Jan-2014 - In part II of this article, we look at how the updated EU Cosmetics Directive has created potential ambiguities that need to be cleared up, according to industry consultant Dr....

EU cosmetic claim substantiation could be a time-bomb – expert

09-Jan-2014 - Following the adoption of the EU Cosmetics Directive last summer, one expert believes that companies are now going to have to be extra vigilant about product claims. This is the...